A Cancer in the Family
A CANCER IN THE FAMILY: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance
Friday, April 12
Rebecca Crown Center
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Bookseller Bookends and Beginnings
will be on hand if you would like to purchase a copy of the book and have it signed by the author.
Registration is requested as seating is limited:
There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States. It’s estimated that about 1.3 million of these cases are hereditary.
Despite advanced training in cancer genetics and years of practicing medicine, Dr. Theo Ross was never certain whether the history of cancers in her family was simple bad luck or a sign that they were carriers of a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Then she was diagnosed with melanoma, and for someone with a dark complexion, melanoma made no sense. It turned out there was a genetic factor at work.
Join us in welcoming oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theodora Ross, MD, PhD, for a talk about her fascinating novel, A Cancer in the Family. Using her own family’s story, the latest science of cancer genetics and her experience as a practicing physician, Dr. Ross will tell us how to spot the patterns of inherited cancer, how to get tested for cancer-causing genes and what to do if you have one.
Endorsed by Siddartha Mukherjee, prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies, Dr. Ross’s book is the first authoritative go-to for anyone facing inherited cancer.
Sponsored by the Chicago Region Physical Sciences-Oncology Center, National Cancer Institute U54CA193419